Dr. Jerry Davis
College of the Ozarks
Dr. Jerry C. Davis has served in the college presidency for over three decades-- among the longest tenures in the United States--and continues to serve as president of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. Prior to College of the Ozarks, Dr. Davis was president of Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky. Among his many professional memberships are serving on the Board of Trustees of the Marine Military Academy (and Chairman of the Academic Committee) and as a peer review team chair for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
President Davis is the author of several books and articles. His honors include having been selected as an Eisenhower Fellow to the Republic of China (Taiwan). Dr. Davis was a featured speaker for the Honor Code Banquet of the USAFA in 2004 and that same year received the Missourian Award, given to Missouri’s most outstanding leaders. He received the “Guardian of Freedom Award” by Young America’s Foundation for upholding academic standards and the spirit of liberty on campus. President Davis is also the recipient of the Ambassador’s Award for Patriotism, given by the POW MIA Network for support of veterans and military. Under his leadership, the College of the Ozarks has been a strong advocate for patriotism. The College developed the Patriotic Education Travel Program, which sends C of O students and WWII Veterans back to WWII battle sites; this has received much acclaim. The College continues to attract prominent national and international leaders, military and otherwise.